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Exchange Rates

The US Dollar vs The British Pound


Gweneth Ke
Exchange Rates

The US Dollar is equivalent to .77 of the Linear Equation:


British Pound.
y=.77x

y- The British Pound

x- The US Dollar
Prices

iPod Touch Television


US Dollars- $299 US Dollars- $397

British Pound- £233 British Pound- £310


Prices

Watch Bike
US Dollar- $399 US Dollar- $79

British Pound- £311 British Pound- £62


Prices

Book Bathing Suit


US Dollar- $8.79 US Dollar- $69

British Pound- £7 British Pound- £54


Prices

Pair of shoes Video Game


US Dollar- $50 US Dollar- $49

British Pound- £39 British Pound- £38


Price

Movie Electric Guitar


US Dollar- $10 US Dollar- $499

British Pound- £8 British Pound- £389


Table

Item US Dollar (x) British Pound (y) Ordered Pairs

Book $9.00 £7 (9,7)

Movie $10.00 £8 (10,8)

Video game $49 £38 (49,38)

Pair of shoes $50 £39 (50,39)

Bathing suit $69 £54 (69,54)

Bike $79 £62 (79,62)

iPod Touch $299 £233 (299, 233)

Television $398.00 £310 (398, 310)

Watch $399 £311 (399, 311)

Electric Guitar $499 £389 (499, 389)


Graph
Questions

1. Determine if this relation is a function 3. Describe the relationship between


and explain your answer. Dollars and the British Pound.
The relationship is a function because it’s linear. For every one US Dollar it would equal to .77 times that
It also passes the vertical line test. amount in British Pounds.

2. Identify the slope and what it 4. What is the y-intercept?


represents.
There was no y-intercept in my equation because there
The slope is .77. It represents the number you have to was no other value that needed to be added.
multiply to the amount of USD to convert it into GBP.